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  • DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    SIMS JOSH
    ISBN: 9781780676098
    Title: DETAILS : ICONIC MENS ACCESSORIES
    Author: SIMS JOSH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Details identifies the authentic classics among men’s accessories and explains how each item has developed.

    The book tells the stories of their design; the brand, company, or iconic figure that started it all; and how each item has shaped the way men dress today. The leather biker boot, as we know it today, takes its stylistic cues from the toughened boots worn by the loggers and railway engineers of the American industrial revolution. The origins of the ubiquitous baseball cap can be traced back to the New York Knick’s team caps of 1849 – which were made of straw.

    From classic diving watches to the simple pocket square, The Details examines the most important of men’s accessories and offers a complete guide to choosing your own examples.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    HESS MEGAN
    ISBN: 9781742708232
    Title: DRESS : 100 ICONIC MOMENTS IN FASHION
    Author: HESS MEGAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Ms Hepburn's elegant black shift to Lady Gaga's meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley's safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di's neverending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess' fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot. Hess has spent her career exploring and illustrating fashion, and though it is an ever-evolving, ever-inspiring beast, there are particular instances that shine on through the years. This is a compendium of gowns that have captured a moment in history, the spirit of a generation and the indefinable energy of a fashion icon, and an exploration of why they continue to resonate with audiences, decades on. Accompanied by historical anecdotes and revealing facts, The Dress is an elegant and immersive introduction to the moments that shaped fashion, and, in turn, our lives.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN
    DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN
    GUINUT ALOIS
    ISBN: 9781784724184
    Title: DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN
    Author: GUINUT ALOIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Discover how French women look so effortlessly good with this lively guide by a Parisian fashion insider.

    Bring a Parisian je ne sais quoi to your style, wherever you live.

    DRESS LIKE A PARISIAN is a wise and witty guide to finding your personal style, taking inspiration from how real Parisian women dress. With personal stylist and fashion blogger Alois Guinut as your guide, you can explore which colours, shapes and styles work best for you, whatever the occasion. Alois reveals Parisian style secrets, rejects restrictive fashion rules and shares her favourite shops and brands, demonstrating how you can use fashion to enhance your personality rather than shaping your personality to fashion. In the words of the patron saint of Parisian women, Yves St. Laurent, 'fashions fade, style is eternal.'

    This book is illustrated with photography shot on the streets of Paris plus illustrations by acclaimed fashion illustrator, Judith van den Hoek, who has worked with Elle, Hermes, Vogue, Prada and Grazia.

    Imprint: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9780500291108
    Title: FASHION : THE WHOLE STORY
    Author: FOGG MARNIE [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Suitable for everyone who loves the line of a superb suit or knows the joy of wearing a great pair of shoes, this book traces the history of fashion in every part of the world, from Greco-Roman woven-cloth clothing and the silk court dress of the Chinese Tang dynasty to contemporary sportswear designers and Japanese street culture.

    Imprint: THAMES & HUDSON
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • FASHION BOOK
    FASHION BOOK
    ISBN: 9780714871073
    Title: FASHION BOOK
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.

    Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.

    Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today.

    Easy to use and filled with inspirational images,The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.

    Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    SABAS CAROLE
    ISBN: 9781419707223
    Title: FASHION INSIDERS GUIDE : PARIS
    Author: SABAS CAROLE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by visiting friends and colleagues looking for recommendations on where to get a good blow dry, a quick eyebrow shaping, or a great place to meet friends for drinks after a long day at a fashion show. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide that she gave out for free and which was filled with all sorts of useful advice. Sabas has now expanded this guide to include sections titled "Eating and Drinking," "Beauty," "Health," "Fashion and Decoration," "Shopping," "Art" and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called "Might Be Useful One Day." Each entry is written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, and includes a description with hints about when to go, who to ask for and what to order, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of local fashion celebrities' favourite places to frequent leaves the reader confidently in-the-know.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $29.95

    Price: $29.95
  • FASHION IS...
    FASHION IS...
    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    ISBN: 9781419711688
    Title: FASHION IS...
    Author: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Fashion Is? encourages readers to think about the myriad definitions of fashion. A Dior day suit. An Yves Saint Laurent minidress. A Japanese kimono. A Ferragamo shoe. A French court ensemble. A Schiaparelli hat. Fashion is glamour and attitude, texture and pattern, sexy and prim, luxurious and eccentric. It is above all a rich and evocative means of expression for both the designer and the wearer. Gathered here are costumes, regional dress, haute couture, and accessories from the fifteenth century to the present, as well as paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts relating to modes of dress.

    Each of these clever little books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art—on the perennially popular subjects of fashion and New York City—pairs more than 180 selected works from across the museum’s vast collection with simple, concise observations.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    TAMAGNI DANIELE
    ISBN: 9781419713903
    Title: FASHION TRIBES : GLOBAL STREET STYLE
    Author: TAMAGNI DANIELE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Fashion Tribes, award-winning photographer Daniele Tamagni has tracked down and recorded some of the most surprising and colourful international fashion subcultures. Through documentary shots and staged portraiture, he’s captured heavy metal rockers in Botswana, hipsters in Johannesburg, dandies in the Congo, female wrestlers in Bolivia, ‘bling bling’ youth in Cuba, punks in Burma, and models in Senegal. Often marginalised on the fringes of their own societies and looking to stand out, these people fight back and express their creativity and joy through personal style. Alongside the seven subcultures featured are essays by leading experts in fashion, art, anthropology, and sociology that explore all facets of style. Fashion Tribes offers a broad view of world dress and shows the power that clothing can hold.

    Imprint: ABRAMS
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • FASHION V SPORT
    FASHION V SPORT
    SALAZAR LIGAYA
    ISBN: 9781851775330
    Title: FASHION V SPORT
    Author: SALAZAR LIGAYA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: VICTORIA AND ALBERT
    RRP: $55.00
    Price: $55.00
  • GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    THOMAS DANA
    ISBN: 9780241198162
    Title: GODS AND KINGS : THE RISE AND FALL OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND JOHN GALLIANO
    Author: THOMAS DANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    They were the working-class British boys who shook fashion to its core, bringing the edginess of the London club scene to French couture and taking excess to its limits. In this unputdownable biography, fashion insider Dana Thomas chronicles the blazing talent, dizzying rise and savage fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

    'Spectacular.' Globe and Mail

    'A must-read.' Attitude

    'A riveting double biography ... Thomas had a ringside seat while all this divine madness unfurled.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday

    'One of the non-fiction titles of the year . . . like a modern Faustian tale of tragic dimension.' Huffington Post

    'Fascinating . . . a well-told story of poetry, art and angst.' Tatler



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $26.99
    Price: $26.99
  • HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    COLE DANIEL JAMES
    ISBN: 9781780676036
    Title: HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
    Author: COLE DANIEL JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This exciting book breaks new ground, exploring fashion not simply from an aesthetic point of view but also as a manifestation of social and cultural change. Focusing on fashion from 1850 to 2010, renowned fashion historians Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl consider the evolution of womenswear, menswear and childrenswear, decade by decade. The book looks at the dissemination of style and the mechanisms of change, at the relationship between fashion and the visual, applied and performing arts, the intertwined relationship between fashion and popular culture, the impact of new materials and technology and the growing globalization of style. With photographs of costume from museums and images from the fashion press including editorial photography, illustrations and advertising, the book will include insights into icons of fashion and the clothes worn by ‘real people’, providing a valuable visual reference for the reader.

    Imprint: LAURENCE KING
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    YARWOOD DOREEN
    ISBN: 9780486433806
    Title: ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD COSTUME
    Author: YARWOOD DOREEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This authoritative resource covers the entire world with a comprehensive history of clothing and accessories that ranges from ancient to modern times. More than 2,000 illustrations accompany 650-plus entries.

    Imprint: DOVER
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    GRAVES LAIA FARRAN
    ISBN: 9781780979038
    Title: LITTLE BOOK OF PRADA
    Author: GRAVES LAIA FARRAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Celebrating this family brand and representing a summary of Miuccia Prada's key collections and pieces, including the launch of the Miu Miu line, the brand's emphasis on understated elegance and luxury, technologically advanced fabrics and originality of design. This is a biographical chronology of the life and career of Miuccia Prada.

    Imprint: CARLTON - HARIDE GRANT
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    LAW BILLY
    ISBN: 9781925418163
    Title: LITTLE KOREA : Home food from the streets and kitchens
    Author: LAW BILLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: MARCH 2018 NEW RELEASE

    There’s been steadily growing interest and knowledge in Korean food across the globe in recent times – which can be seen reflected in the number of Korean restaurants and chains popping up.

    Of course, it’s helped that the cult food figure of David Chang and his Momofuko restaurants (as well as Lucky Peach magazine) have helped propel Korean flavours, techniques and classics into the mainstream. Just like some of Korea’s chilli-spiked dishes, this cuisine is very hot right now!
    Not only is the food diverse and the flavours distinct, but the dishes are simple to create at home too.

    Little Korea contains the most popular Korean dishes eaten everyday on the streets and in homes across the nation. No kitchen gadgetry or trickery is required – this is food with a singular mission: to deliver maximum flavour and texture in a simple way.

    Imprint: SMITH STREET BOOKS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MAN AND HIS WATCH
    MAN AND HIS WATCH
    HRANEK MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781579657147
    Title: MAN AND HIS WATCH
    Author: HRANEK MATTHEW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Paul Newman wore his Daytona Rolex every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. These and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece.

    Imprint: ARTISAN
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MEN IN THIS TOWN
    MEN IN THIS TOWN
    SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    ISBN: 9781742707815
    Title: MEN IN THIS TOWN
    Author: SANTAMARIA GIUSEPPE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From five distinct cities around the world Sydney, Tokyo, Milan, London and New York. Photographer, art director and blogger Giuseppe Santamaria brings together a unique photographic collection showcasing the styles of the modern man. Giuseppe seeks out the everyday man in each city whose dress sense speaks out about who they are. Alongside striking images captured from the streets, Giuseppe has chosen a handful of men from each city with a particular, distinct style and photographed them in their various attire, as well as profiled them about their particular approach to fashion and their sense of the menswear scene today.



    Author Biography: Toronto-born, Sydney resident Giuseppe Santamaria has been photographing stylish men and women for many years, but most recently in his blogs 'Men in this Town' and 'Women in this Town', quickly garnering a dedicated following for his particular understanding of street style (at last count, Men in this Town on Tumblr has an incredible 380,000+ followers). Giuseppe also has a regular street style column in Sunday Life Magazine, is a regular contributor to Details.com and is the deputy art director for Good Weekend.


    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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